I had this thought. What if everything we are trying so hard to reach isn’t as important as what we can touch right here, right now? Perhaps our goals become distractions keeping us from the real gem staring in front of us, begging for a cherry lime popsicle promising not to get sticky-again.
Bring out the sparklers, Independence Day is nearly here. As I kid we used to drive to see the big fireworks in nearby cities. I remember lying on the grass looking up at the dark sky getting illuminated with the brightest colors. Sometimes it felt like I needed sunglasses just to keep watching the show.Continue reading
You won’t believe where I am right now. It’s like Heaven itself came down and graced me with a view. A serene lake smoothed out with scarcely a ripple, mountain sides around decorated with pines, redwoods, and the like. Cloudy skies whispering rain drops. And I’m here sitting on an entire hill made of sand.Continue reading
Sometimes I feel like Olaf from the cartoon “Frozen”. I love warm hugs and summer! To me, summer is lounging around in tank tops, sun bathing and oversized hats. My kids are the same way, except they prefer summer with popsicles in hand the sprinklers on in the backyard. To them, that’s summer. I can’tContinue reading
Everyone needs a Mimi. Someone who isn’t exactly related by blood, but becomes family by default. Someone who will play on the floor building race tracks and wooden towers to be knocked over by the large and in charge toddler. She doesn’t mind making messes in the kitchen and could spend an entire afternoon followingContinue reading
Last week I almost gave up. Life was coming down hard and doubts were filling my mind. Can I really keep eating well with no cheats AND keep up with everything around me? There were nights when I didn’t have time to make dinner. I had forgotten to meal prep on the weekend. All IContinue reading
Saturday, Saturday what a fun fun day! As a kid this song rang through the house accompanied with the smell of pancakes on the weekends. I grew up where time stood still. Saturdays were for cartoons and pancakes. Growing up took a long time and that was good. Imagination was key and my parents wereContinue reading
My daughter asked me approximately 50 million questions today. She wanted to do the dog’s hair, try on 3 different princess dresses and eat her food in the living room like she couldn’t hear me specifically say not to. She wanted to play with kitties and cuddle in the sunshine. Then have more snacks andContinue reading
🎼”It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go. Take a look at the five and ten glistening once again, with candy cane and silver lanes aglow.”🎼 Just driving down the road feels different this time of year. The Christmas lights on houses, cold air that fogs up the car and kids bundledContinue reading
I love to dream. Long, beautiful dreams. Not the sort that drift through the mind unintentionally, but very purposeful dreams. The kind of dreams that come to you in the middle of the day. The sort of dreams that look like they could be glimpses of the future.